A urinalysis tests the urine for color, clarity (clear or cloudy), odor, concentration, and pH (acidity or alkalinity). It also checks for abnormal levels of protein, sugar, and blood cells or other substances that, if found in the urine, may mean an illness or disease somewhere in the body.
A person may have a urinalysis:
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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